Early May, The Chronicle published an article, Low pay, high SF housing costs equal 1 homeless math teacher. The article details the struggle that high school math teacher Etoria Cheek has and still is dealing with in San Francisco. Etoria was evicted and had no choice but to stay at different hostels paying $30 – $50 a night. Unfortunately, while maintaining her full-time position at her school, she didn’t qualify for “below-market-rental lotteries run by Mayor’s Office of Housing” she made too much to qualify.
Etoria’s story is not uncommon in the Silicon Valley. Homelessness for families and youths is on the rise. It is unacceptable for a teacher to be homeless.